Tropical Storm Kyle

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Kyle lasted for 21 days making it the third longest lasting tropical cyclone in recorded Atlantic Ocean history. Hurricane Ginger in 1971 lasted 30 days which is the record for the Atlantic Ocean. By the time Kyle made it to the Carolina coastline it was only a weak tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of around 45 mph. Below is a listing of the peak wind gusts recorded at various sites along the Carolina coast.

TIME           LOCATION                        WIND   WIND
EDT           CITY/COUNTY                       DIR   GUST 

         ...NORTH CAROLINA...

250 PM   HOLLY SHELTER SWAMP/PENDER              S     23

116 PM   WILMINGTON AIRPORT/NEW HANOVER          S     24
135 PM   CASTLE HAYNE/NEW HANOVER                S     21
220 PM   US 421 N OF WILMINGTON/NEW HANOVER      S     28
305 PM   CORNING PLANT/NEW HANOVER               S     21
220 PM   DOWNTOWN EOC BLDG/NEW HANOVER           S     25
420 AM   17TH ST WILMINGTON/NEW HANOVER          E     25
320 PM   WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH/NEW HANOVER          SE    37
305 PM   MYRTLE GROVE/NEW HANOVER                S     22
335 PM   CAROLINA BEACH/NEW HANOVER              S     48
345 PM   STATE PORT/NEW HANOVER                  SE    28
         COLLEGE RD & OLEANDER BLVD/NEW HANOVER        26
         NORTH CAROLINA BATTLESHIP/NEW HANOVER         31
         SUNSPREE @ WRIGHTSVILLE BCH/NEW HANOVER       34
         WECT TV STUDIOS/NEW HANOVER                   25
        
520 PM   SUPPLY/BRUNSWICK                        NW    35
300 PM   SOUTHPORT AIRPORT/BRUNSWICK             S     30
505 PM   SOUTHPORT/BRUNSWICK                     SW    25
305 PM   OAK ISLAND/BRUNSWICK                    S     44
         BALD HEAD ISLAND/BRUNSWICK                    49
         HOLDEN BEACH/BRUNSWICK                        43
         SOUTHPORT ELEM SCHOOL/BRUNSWICK               32

         ...SOUTH CAROLINA...

123 PM   NORTH MYRTLE BEACH AIRPORT/HORRY        S     26
515 AM   MYRTLE BEACH AIRPORT/HORRY              SE    26

120 PM   GEORGETOWN/GEORGETOWN                   S     50

         ...OFFSHORE...

500 PM   FRYING PAN SHOALS TOWER                 SE    44

Rainfall from Kyle varied widely across the area, ranging from around half an inch to over six inches across mainly the South Carolina counties. A Flood Watch was in effect for the entire area, and Flood warnings were issued for Florence, Williamsburg and Georgetown counties. No significant beach erosion or coastal flooding was reported. The lowest pressures reported with the passage of Kyle across the area were 29.80 in. Hg in Georgetown, SC, and 29.83 in Hg at Carolina Beach, NC.